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Coronavirus (COVID-19) more FAQs for Employers

Coronavirus (COVID-19) more FAQs for Employers

Hayley Trovato, Senior Associate in our Employment team, has answered some more questions employers may have around coronavirus (COVID-19): The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – What is it and How do I apply? This was announced by the Chancellor on 20 March 2020. Under this scheme any employer can obtain a grant to cover 80%…

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March 27, 2020
Posted in Blog, covid-19, Employment

Children of separated parents “can move between households”, confirms minister

Children of separated parents “can move between households”, confirms minister

Children of separated parents can move between households during the coronavirus lockdown, it has been confirmed.

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March 25, 2020
Posted in Blog, covid-19, Family Law

COVID-19: Government considers introducing statutory pay for self-employed

COVID-19: Government considers introducing statutory pay for self-employed

The Government is considering the introduction of Statutory Self-Employment Pay, following the measures introduced in the coronavirus job retention scheme.

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March 24, 2020
Posted in Blog, covid-19, Employment

Eligibility restrictions for small businesses – Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme

Eligibility restrictions for small businesses – Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme

The Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) supports small businesses by providing finance to smaller businesses that cannot obtain finance from their lender because of insufficient security. The British Business Bank has now announced that a number of eligibility restrictions are in place because of the European Union’s (EU) state aid rules.

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March 23, 2020
Posted in Blog, Commercial

Companies House launches discretionary extension scheme for struggling businesses

Companies House launches discretionary extension scheme for struggling businesses

Companies House has urged businesses to seek help if they believe that they may miss their filing deadlines.

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March 19, 2020
Posted in Blog, Commercial, covid-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs for Employers

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs for Employers

Hayley Trovato, Senior Associate in our Employment team, has answered a number of questions employers may have around coronavirus (COVID-19): Can an employer refuse to allow an employee to work from home if they will also looking after children whose schools/nursery have closed? Normal circumstances would dictate that it is not appropriate for an employee…

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March 17, 2020
Posted in Blog, covid-19, Employment

Government launch assured corporate finance scheme amid Coronavirus outbreak

Government launch assured corporate finance scheme amid Coronavirus outbreak

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme will support businesses suffering from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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March 13, 2020
Posted in Blog, Commercial, covid-19

Off-payroll working rules – IR35

Off-payroll working rules – IR35

The off-payroll working rules can apply if a worker (sometimes known as a contractor) provides their services through an intermediary. An intermediary will usually be the worker’s own Personal Service Company (PSC), but could also be any of the following: a partnership a managed service company an individual The rules make sure that workers, who…

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March 12, 2020
Posted in Employment

Statutory Updates

Statutory Updates

The Agency Workers ( Amendment) Regulations 2019 will amend the Agency Workers Regulation 2010) to revoke the ‘ Swedish derogation’ which excludes agency workers from the right to the same pay as directly recruited workers of the end user if they have a contract of employment with the agency. All termination payments above the £30,000…

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March 12, 2020
Posted in Employment

Is Ethical Veganism a protected belief under the Equality Act 2010?

Is Ethical Veganism a protected belief under the Equality Act 2010?

Yes, held the Employment Tribunal at a Preliminary Hearing in the case of Casamitjana Costa v League Against Cruel Sport Religion or Belief is one of the nine protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010 and offers protection against discrimination (direct and indirect), harassment or victimisation as a result of a person’s religion or…

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March 12, 2020
Posted in Employment